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across this great land of ours, every little village and town and big city in america, from our studio here on capitol hill in washington, d.c. this friday morning, december 21st, now three days, three shopping days left until christmas. you don't have to worry about the end of the world any more. just go out and party like, you know, nothing ever stops you, and shop until you drop. and listen to us on the way as you are getting ready and watch us here. you can do that on current tv of course. you can listen to us on your local progressive talk radio station and on sirius xm this hour only. maybe that will change one of these days when they come to their senses. it's good to have you with us today. there is a lot of news to talk about. vice president biden having his first meeting of the tax force on -- task force on guns meeting with law enforcement officials and meeting with members of the president's cabinet. and last night, a bombshell on capitol hill when john boehner couldn't get enough republican votes to even have a vote on his so-called plan b
ancestors i come from delaware city, delaware. my ancestors came from salem new jersey. i found out recently that my ancestors came to salem new jersey into philadelphia from latvia and she starts looking at me and said how do you know all of this? i said i know because i've been on this great site called ancestry.com. here in the middle of a cocktail party selling this product. i urge you to try it, too. they'll give you two free weeks if you go to ancestry.com. discover all you can about your family before you then decide whether or not to sign up. it is a perfect time to do it this time of year to find out stuff about your family roots then when your crowd gets together for the holiday party you can impress them with everything you've learned. go to tryancestry.com. peter, what's happening here? >> we're tweeting at bpshow. some fantastic responses to our information we gave you to get in touch with rick schneider the governor of michigan. it is onetoughnerd. spell it out. >> bill: who would ever have a twitter ha
will be announced this saturday in new york city. manzel is the favorite. >> the correct answer is johnny manzel will win the heisman trophy this year. that's all there is to it. >> bill: is he the freshman? >> he is going to win. >> bill: i'll take your word for it. i don't know any of them. i wouldn't know who to vote for. >> you don't get to vote. >> luckily, you don't get to vote. they will give it to the defensive player. collin klein had a very good year but nobody had a better season than johnny manzel. >> bill: i'll take your word for it. i'll tell you what, i have a vote on john boehner's baloney plan yesterday they threw out there on the table. i would love to get your take on it too at 1-866-55-press. my vote is no! my vote is laughing all the way. so, you know what was going on. so for the fiscal cliff negotiations so far it really is serious stuff because the last thing we can afford right now is another 2008 debacle where people lose their shirt because the federal government -- the politicians here membe
place practically every day in our cities. which hardly gets reported on. but the executive off the white house darn well knows what goes on in -- on the south side of chicago, inner city detroit and new york and los angeles. so jake, keep on asking those questions. we need a stronger press. >> bill: hey john, let me just explain my position here. i think it was a very fair question. you've heard me ask the question if you're a regular. and been very critical. and i've asked questions of jay carney at the briefing about why the president hadn't acted, for example, on the assault weapons ban. i'm just saying there is a way to ask that question which preserves the dignity of the media -- of the press and of the president of the united states. i had a long conversation after the briefing yesterday, for example, with peter baker from "the new york times" and peter said look, that was a legitimate question but he said the way i would have asked it would have been mr. president, you said sunday night that, as a nation, we
about gun control room after the murder-suicide of kansas city chief jovan belcher. according to the nra when is the best time to talk about gun control? never! yeah, you can never satisfy those guys. good morning, everybody. we will bring you up to date on all of the news of the day. today's current news update from lease a ferguson out in los angeles. hi, lease a. good morning. >> hey, bill. good morning. it is a chilly dark foggy morning here in los angeles but i am glad you got some of our nice weather. president obama is speaking to a couple of groups, today, the 2012 tribal nations conference of the department of the interior. first off, he will answer questions from members of the business round table, amid a debate over the fiscal cliff. the group is urging congress to take immediate action to avoid those automatic tax increases and spending cuts come january. president obama is saying that with the way speaker boehner plan stands now, no deal. >> unfortunately the speaker's proposal is out of balance. we will have to see the rates on
we went in san francisco in the city to a micro development housing unit. these are apartments being built that are about 250 square feet. >> bill: not studio apartments. families are living in them? dan: it's for one person, maybe two, not really for a family but, you know, in san francisco very high-rent. if you could cut your apartment in the rent to cut your rent and a half, it's not for everybody but i think a lot of people would do it. >> bill: right. how about the -- you and i talked before you left, did you get a chances to along at the high-speed rail project? dan: i talked to some california policy experts about high-speed rail and where the station are going to go and what exactly needs to happen to put in the core dors. it was interesting thinking about that farm land connecting sacramento down to l.a. would happen. there are proposed routes to las vegas. we are stalking at least five years off from seeing those corridors, but a lot of people are very much for it and you have a lot of farmers that are very against it. it's a controversi
of the politicians. let's talk to rob out in the mayson city, iowa. hey, rob, good morning. >> how are you doing? untags good >> bill: good. what's your thought? >> i saw what happened friday. it's sick ended me. >> bill: tears you up. i told your screener, i am an nr member, not going to be any more. i am going to go sell my handgun today, after i drop my little girl off to school and i amplore anybody, if they don't want to make the same actions that i do for god's sake go get locks on your guns, lock them up. put them in a safe, you know. dis assemble them, make sure nobody can get their hand on them. >> bill: that's a sensible thing to do, rob. thank you so much for calling in. you know, there are also all kinds of programs where people who want to turn in their guns, right? >> buy-back programs all over the current tree. there has been a spike of people buying -- taking advantage of thieves programing turning in their guns in the aftermath of this tragedy citing the tragedy as reason to do so. you see that on the one hand. on the other hand, you see gun sal
know, every day in the streets of oakland and other cities of this country, you know that better than anyone congresswoman. do you think this is finally, going to get action on gun control? >> you know, bill let's hope so. i am a grandmother and a mother. it's hard to express how just personally i feel because when you have those kind of loss of life of such innocent children that did not have to happen, you know one has to really search deeply. and feel deeply and really try to come to grips with it on a personal level and, you know let me say my thoughts and prayers are with the families, you know, in connecticut. i come with, in many ways, the war zone >> bill: yeah. >> i have been to funerals of young people under five years of age this year. it's so sad again, my immediate response is that of a mother and a grandmother and these young people in oakland are gunned down. these assault weapons, these weapons with, you know 30 rounds, they don't belong on the streets. these are weapons of war that senator feinstein has said and they should be bann
and bad porn. if you like bad porn, you will like "50 shades of gray." carol from traverse city michigan. >> i wanted to weigh in on the protest yesterday. >> yes. >> i couldn't make it. but i am retired from a shop. i worked 31 years there. my grandfather worked for ford motor company] before they were union unionized. i know all of his struggles. killed for unions to become, you know, viable. >> yeah. yeah. >> it's just like a knife through our heart that this has happened. you are talking about the legislatures and people, republican and it's the koch brothers. it's all of these outside groups that are ruining our country, and it all started with the supreme court decision. and, you know, to allow all kind of money into the election process. i think that that's the core problem. >> right. citizens united but you are right about the koch brothers here there are two groups that they have that were involved. one is alec that john nichols mentioned, the american legislative exchange council. it's my latest book the obama hate machine. but alec
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drop this on a city. disperses a cloud. and it causes a panic unlike any other weapon. >> you mention a brokered piece that maybe assad would step down and leave. is that really a possibility? is there a chance if russia came in, he would step down? or is he going to battle until the last? >> up until this morning i thought assad was going to battle until the last, go down like gadhafi. he's got nowhere to go. this is his territory. his family has ruled the country for 42 years. he won't give it up. always the hope that something will happen. but you know russia could be the missing element here. if they're willing to come in and shift their support and pressure assad to leave and offer him a way out maybe he'll take it. it is the first glimmer of sort of a peaceful settlement that we've seen in months. >> bill: i was at the white house briefing yesterday but also it was on monday that jay carney said unequivocally that any use -- he just -- basic, put out the warning. any use of chemical weapon crosses the re
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